Citizenship by Investment
A growing number of countries now offer immigrant investor programmes, exchanging residency rights or citizenship for a sizeable investment in their economies. From "cash-for-citizenship" to incentives to invest in private sector businesses or property, the market for investor immigration has become increasingly diverse.
The idea with a second passport is that no government should have the sole power over your life or your assets. If you are the citizen of only one country, as most people are, you are essentially at the mercy of your government. If they decide to harass you or confiscate your assets, most of the time you are on your own, unless you are a citizen of another country. Owning a second passport through dual citizenship in another country is an integral part of international diversification.
There are many advantages of a second citizenship. The most important aspects are:
Freedom of movement
Second or third citizenship allows you to literally discover the world. For instance, a passport issued in Cyprus or Malta makes it possible for you to visit all the EU countries freely and live there. If you are a citizen of one of the Caribbean countries, you can also visit the EU countries, Singapore, Hong Kong without a visa and you have a simplified procedure for obtaining visa to the USA.
Capital assets are protected
There are advantages connected with taxation system and risks are mitigated. You may well consider obtaining second citizenship and passport in case you experience the following challenges: your country has groundlessly high taxes, tight country currency code, your country restricts you to work and invest in the economy you wish, and your assets are under risk of legal judgment proceedings. Another advantage of a second citizenship is that the country, granting it to you, does not inform your native country about obtaining a second citizenship.
Business and family are safe
Modern world is unstable, military conflicts are flaring up quick as a wink, many people experience political heat for various reasons. That is why it is reasonable to protect yourself together with your family and guarantee an opportunity to live in stable economies.
Economic Citizenship: Fast track to a Second Passport
The fastest, but certainly not the cheapest way to getting a second passport is through an economic citizenship programme, where you essentially buy a second citizenship. These programmes often take the form of an investment scheme where you either invest in real estate or in certain funds, as specified by the local government.
Attractive countries for second citizenship
The below countries, offering programmes of obtaining economic citizenship, are highly popular for second passports.
A description of the key features and conditions for each country are set out in the pages below:
Freedom of movement; visa free travel to over 125 countries with Antiguan citizenship.
Discover mobility: Visa free travel to more than 150 countries with Bulgarian citizenship.
Discover the EU: Live, work and study in the EU. Flexible investment options.